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HORC Lab

School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Lab

HORC Lab

School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Lab

As robots have been increasingly receiving attention during the last decades, their efficient and safe interaction with humans is of utmost importance. The mission of the HORC Lab is to improve the quality of life by developing and controlling robotic devices that physically and cognitively interact and collaborate with humans. This interaction can be with devices that assist and augment human capabilities, as well as provide motor rehabilitation therapy to impaired individuals. In order to accomplish this, we have been focusing on answering important questions regarding the symbiosis of humans and robots in environments that involve physical and cognitive interaction.

Welcome to the HORC Lab

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August 2017: Two NSF grants were awarded to Dr. Artemiadis as PI.


May 2017: Dr. Artemiadis has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, and received the Fulton Exemplar Faculty Award given to associate or full professors who have a combination of high research productivity, instructional load, student evaluations and doctoral student mentoring.


May 2017: Jeffrey Skidmore successfully defends his Ph.D and receives the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering PhD program for AY 2016-17.


March 2017: Dr. Artemiadis co-organizes a workshop on the "Multi-Scale Integration in Upper-Limb Prosthetics" in the 2017 American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) hosted World Congress with Michael Wininger, Patrick Pilarski and Claudio Castellini on September 6-9, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


February 2017: Dr. Artemiadis has been elected as IEEE Senior Member (Robotics & Automation Society)


December 2016: Dr. Artemiadis co-organizes a workshop on the "Mechanics of Human Locomotion and the Development of Wearable Robotic Systems" in ICRA'17 with Elliott Rouse (Northwestern Univ./RIC), Hyunglae Lee (ASU) and Heike Vallery (TU Delft). More details at: http://icra2017.smpp.northwestern.edu


July 2016: Work on brain-swarm control interfaces gains publicity in Washington Post, CBS5, Fox 13, New York Post, Daily Mail and many other news outlets. See Outreach/Media.


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